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Arts New Exhibition: Damien Hirst at White Cube

New Exhibition: Damien Hirst at White Cube

New Exhibition: Damien Hirst at White Cube
By Hong Kong Tatler
February 22, 2013

The acclaimed British artist presents familiar motifs in a new exhibition at the Central gallery 

Commencing today is the latest exhibition at White Cube Hong Kong, featuring artworks by award-winning British artist Damien Hirst. Showcasing three separate collections, the gallery will play host to cabinets and paintings from Hirst’s Entymology (2009) series, as well as the more recent Scalpel Blade Paintings and Colour Charts.

Damien Hirst, Tityus (2012)
Entomological specimens on Hammerite paint
60 x 48 in. (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013
Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Courtesy White Cube

Entymology is one of Hirst’s most iconic series, with its recognisable focus on the butterfly form, here interspersed with thousands of specimens from the insect world. The colourful tableaux brings to mind the fragility of life while alluding to its inherent beauty.

Damien Hirst, Supreme Being (2012)
Scalpel blades and household gloss on canvas
72 x 48 in. (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013
Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Courtesy White Cube


Scalpel Blade Paintings
focuses on the artist’s fascination with medical and scientific iconography, using thousands of scalpel blades to create mesmerising, almost psychedelic patterns.

Damien Hirst, Monochromatic Sectors from a Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Colours 
Ring, Light Centre (2012)
Gloss paint on canvas
Ø 96 in. (Ø 243.8 cm)
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2013
Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Courtesy White Cube

At the other end of the spectrum are the colourful compositions found within Colour Charts, which take their cue from colour theory, executed with high-gloss paint in a kaleidoscope of shades.

Damien Hirst, Entymology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel Blade Paintings and Colour Charts
Date: February 22 – May 4, 2013
Venue: White Cube Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road, Central

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